Fundamentals of Property Tax Collection

  • Chapel Hill, NC


This course focuses on law and practice governing the collection of county and municipal property taxes. It is designed to help new tax office employees learn the basics of tax collection while also providing a refresher for tax office veterans.

This course will be held IN-PERSON Fall 2022 at the School of Government. The next virtual option will be in 2023. 

Additional information

Certification: Required course for certification through North Carolina Tax Collectors Association. The final examination requires a passing score of 70% for certification approval.

Duration: This course will be delivered in-person. The final examination will be available online and taken through Sakai. Information will be provided during the class. 


North Carolina Tax Collector's Association

Continuing Education Hours: 20. 

MATERIALS and Pre-Work 

Participants will receive a copy of The Machinery Act of North Carolina, 2019 provided by the N.C. Department of Revenue. Additionally, a copy of the textbook, Fundamentals of Property Tax Collection Law in North Carolina by Chris McLaughlin is generously provided by Zacchaeus Legal Services

Pre-work: You will have several videos to watch prior to the first day of class. The videos will be located in Sakai (our secure materials site). Instructions to access this site will be emailed approximately 1 week prior to class. Be sure to add to your contacts so emails to not go to your spam/junk. 

In-person Agenda coming soon! 

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Susan Hutchinson

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
Professor of Public Law and Government